A (not by any means exhaustive) list of 45 superb young adult novels by black authors featuring black protagonists. Get stacking!
Summary: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone In Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, licensed therapist Lori Gottlieb pulls back the curtain on the process of therapy while analyzing the lives of four of her clients and the way they relate to hers. The four clients -- John (a seemingly narcissistic TV producer), Charlotte (a [...]
If you love "kid lit" (children's literature) like I do, you'll love these best kid lit blogs! Anyone who knows me or reads this blog knows how much I adore children's literature. Honestly, my reasons for loving the genre would make for a reasonably long essay. But that is not today's topic of discussion. Today, [...]
Kat Greene lives in New York City with her mom and attends an unconventional middle-school (where no one gets disciplined). Since her parents' divorce and her mom's job loss, Kat's mom has been cleaning and washing her hands a bit too often. Her hands are red and chapped, and she has to wipe down cans at the grocery store before she can buy them -- no matter how long it takes.
Keep It Together, Keiko Carter is Debbi Michiko Florence's middle-grade debut. Keiko is thrilled that her two BFFs, Jenna and Audrey, are reuniting with her after their first ever summer apart. But when Jenna returns from Texas, she's doesn't seem to fit back in seamlessly anymore -- probably because they stopped texting each other after a while. It doesn't help that Audrey seems boy-crazy and has never really gotten on too well with Jenna anyway.
In Ways to Make Sunshine, Ryan Hart and her family are moving to a new (old) house because her dad lost his post office job and his new job doesn't pay as much. Ryan is unhappy about the change for many reasons. She liked their old house, and even though she has her own room in this new house, this house is a smaller bungalow, which means there will be no stairs to play on. She also fears that it will be too small to entertain guests, because Ryan loves to create new recipes -- and cook them!